The Scent of Departure ICN Seoul EDT Perfume Review

Scent of Departure Seoul

There are many places on my “to visit” list. Seoul is one of those. Historical; yet modern. I have no idea what it smells like but with a population density double that of NYC, I imagine that the city itself stinks. Here’s an interpretation. Let’s see if The Scent of Departure captures the soul of Seoul in fragrance. 

Seoul opens as fresh and green with grass and melons. And the lotus kicks in. Seoul is aquatic and floral. There’s an astringent fig… Continue reading


Atelier Cologne Trèfle Pur EDT Fragrance Review

Atelier Trefle Pur Cologne fragrance

Each of the Atelier Colognes tell a story. I see the copy and the vignettes as more of a peep show into a fictional perfume character’s daily life. Trèfle Pur tells an obtuse tell of luck…it is a clover fragrance.
“He had a good feeling about it. That’s the thing about luck, you feel it or you don’t. This moment, he felt it. He found the morning’s rain had left everything looking greener and a bit sharper, like he was seeing it all for… Continue reading | 9 Comments


Liz Claiborne Realities for Men EDT Cologne Review

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’m told that if you are a guy and if you like the original Dolce & Gabbana, that you should like Liz Claiborne Realities for Men. And you should love that you can find bottles for under $20. As a woman with more experience sniffing more feminine fragrances, I think if you like warm powdery fragrances like the original Realities or Donna Karan Cashmere Musk, then you may like this as well.

When you… Continue reading | 1 Comment


DSH Perfumes Celadon EDP Perfume Review

Celadon is a velvety smooth violet fragrance with enough greenness to keep it from being too powdery and sweet while remaining soft.

Immediately with Celadon, I get crushed violet leaf. It’s fresh and green without all of the astringent bitterness associated with it. I then get cucumber and green grass. The grass reminds me more of fresh sweet grass than a freshly mowed lawn. Celadon gets smooth. I’d say it was “powdery” but at the same time it isn’t. Like the company’s description, Celdaon is velvety, not powdery. It’s the… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Ineke Balmy Days & Sundays EDP Perfume Review

Ineke Balmy Days and Sundays EDP

The 2nd fragrance in the Alphabetical Series, INeKe Balmy Days & Sundays is a dewy, grassy, fresh floral. It is exactly what the name implies. It’s like a Sunday brunch of perfumes.

I know I’m sampling Balmy Days & Sundays at the wrong time of the year. During my first time of wear, it was 30º and snowing. On a cold winter day, I really don’t want to smell like dewy grass and honeysuckle. I needed something warmer, not cooler. I’m… Continue reading | 1 Comment